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109-Year-Old Woman Says Avoiding Men is the Secret to a Long Life

Last year, Scotland's oldest woman revealed her hilarious secret to living a long and healthy life. 109-year-old Jessie Gallan credited her aging to a nice warm bowl of porridge every morning. That, and also staying far away from men.

"They're just more trouble than they're worth," the spitfire explained  to the Daily Mail. Gallan left home at the age of 13 and began milking cows for work. As a result, she learned early in life the importance of working hard to earn a living. "I worked hard and seldom would I ever take a holiday," she said.

Jessie carried that worth ethic with her throughout her entire life. Never married, the remarkable lady refused to rely on anyone but herself.

"She's absolutely amazing," said a caregiver at the nursing home where Gallan resided. Even in her second century of life, Jessie thrived. Furthermore, she frequently attended church and exercise classes.

Get to know Jessie in the interview video below.


A few short months after revealing her secrets to longevity, Gallan sadly passed away in March of 2015 in Aberdeen, Scotland. May she be a reminder us all to live life fully no matter our age. Who needs men, anyway?

This post was originally published on August 15, 2016.